What if the world's population were represented by a village of just 100 people? How many speak a Chinese dialect? How many cannot read or write? And how many chickens would this village have?
This beautifully illustrated and unique book, revised and updated for 2018 onwards, explains facts about the world's population in a simple, non-political and fascinating way. It presents the whole world as a village of just 100 people, instead of unimaginable billions. People's religions are explored, and their education, standard of living and much, much more are discovered.
If the World Were a Village is perfect for inspiring children with an interest in geography, citizenship and different customs and cultures, whether they read it at home or in school.
Aiming to provoke thought and elicit questions, this book explains
facts about the world's population simply. Instead of unimaginable
billions, it presents the whole world as a village of just 100 people.
We find out that 22 speak a Chinese dialect and that 17 can't read or
... every school should have a copy. * Global Dimension (August 2009) *Original, brilliant and sometimes heart rending. * Books For Keeps *
What if the world's population was represented by a village of just 100 people? How many cannot read or write? And how many chickens would this village have? Revised and updated for 2018 onwards, If the World Were a Village uses this key concept to make geography, citizenship and diverse cultures brilliantly accessible.
David J. Smith has more than 25 years of experience in the classroom as a teacher. Now a full-time educational consultant, he has led workshops for schools and professional associations throughout the US and Canada and in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia. David is also the creator of the award-winning curriculum Mapping the World by Heart and the author of If, If America Were a Village and This Child, Every Child.
Shelagh Armstrong has been illustrating since 1987. A major part of her work to date can be found on international product packages. In the past 15 years she has been awarded work by the Royal Canadian Mint (including three commemorative coins for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games coin collection), Canada Post and many book and magazine publishers.